6 new secondary schools for East Dunbartonshire

Cllr Margaret McNaughton and Jo Swinson welcome the new investment for local schools

Education in East Dunbartonshire is set for its biggest ever investment, with six brand new secondary schools planned for East Dunbartonshire.

The decision – subject to the proposals being tested against a procurement process – will see brand new schools being built in the following areas:

Kirkintilloch High School and St. Ninian’s in Kirkintilloch are to be rebuilt on their existing sites.

ƒnIn Bishopbriggs, Thomas Muir and Bishopbriggs High will be amalgamated with one new school being put on the Bishopbriggs High site. Turnbull High will be rebuilt on its existing site.

Douglas Academy in Milngavie will be rebuilt on is existing site.

In Bearsden, Bearsden Academy is to be rebuilt on the former St. Andrew’s campus site subject to successful negotiations between the Council and the University of Glasgow. Alternatively it will be rebuilt on its existing site.

Council Leader, John Morrison, commented: “The people of East Dunbartonshire have engaged with us since we began consultation last September and they have indicated how highly they value the education service that we provide. This proposal takes account of local opinion and offers local communities brand new schools which will help build on existing achievements and help pupils meet their potential.”

Councillor Eric Gotts, added, “East Dunbartonshire is the second highest performing education authority in Scotland and these modern, state-of-the-art schools, fit for the 21st century, will complete the picture.”

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